05 février 2024

'Black Pottery Culture' of Longshan culture (3000 BCE to 2000 BCE)

Late Neolithic culture centered on the central and lower Yellow River in China. Longshan culture is named after Longshan, Shandong Province, the first excavated site of this culture. It is dated from about 3000 BCE to 2000 BCE. The distinctive feature of Longshan culture was the high level of skill in pottery making, including the use of pottery wheels. Longshan culture was noted for its highly polished black pottery (or egg-shell pottery) and is often referred to as the 'Black Pottery Culture' for this reason. Eggshell... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2024

Jade from Neolithic period sold at Sotheby's Paris, 21 December 2023

  Lot 6. Property from a European Private Collection. An open work celadon jade 'toothed animal mask' ornament, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, circa 3500 BC. Length 13 cm. Lot Sold 12,700 EUR (Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2023 Provenance: Christian Deydier, Oriental Bronzes Ltd., London, 17th March 1992. Note: Compare two closely related pendants, both attributed to Hongshan culture (c.3500 – 2200 BC), one illustrated in Jades from China. The... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2023

Antique Pottery from the Collection of Lady Thomson (Judith Bullitt) sold at Christie's NY, 20-21 sept 2023

Lot 1041. Property from the Collection of Lady Thomson (Judith Bullitt). A cord-marked pottery bottle with two handles, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Banpo phase, circa 4800-3600 BC; 34.5 cm high. Price realised USD 8,820 (Estimate USD 3,000 – USD 5,000) © Christie's 2023 Provenance: Lady Thomson (Judith Ogden Bullitt, 1939-2021) Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired prior to 1987. Exhibited: On loan: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987-2023. Lot... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2023

A mottled grey hardstone adze & Two grey stone axes, Neolithic period, Liangzhu Culture, circa 3300-2300 BC

Lot 910. Property from a Private Washington, D. C. Collection. A mottled grey hardstone adze, ben, Neolithic period, Liangzhu Culture, circa 3300-2300 BC; 11.7 cm long. Estimate USD 5,000 – USD 7,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2023 Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 9 November 1995. Note: While the stone adze is associated with woodworking, the fine workmanship, crisp outlines, highly polished surface and near pristine condition of the present adze indicates its purpose was likely... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2023

A fine and rare tubular jade ornament, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, ca. 3800-2700 B.C.

Lot 10. A fine and rare tubular jade ornament, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, ca. 3800-2700 B.C. H. 14,2 cm. Sold: €40 000 (Estimate €6 000 - €10 000). Photo Nagel Auction. Of green, mottled and translucent jade with ochre-coloured calcifications, with two opposite drill holes at the base. Provenance: From the Zeileis collection, assembled in the 1980s and 90s. Published in: Friedrich Georg Zeileis, 'Ausgewählte Chinesische Jade aus sieben Jahrtausenden', Gallspach, 1994, no. 7, pp.... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2023

A jade carving 'Cong', Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture, ca. 3000 B.C.

Lot 1. A jade carving 'Cong', Neolithic period, probably Liangzhu culture, ca. 3000 B.C. H. 24,3 cm. Sold: €45 000 (Estimate €3 000 - €5 000). Photo Nagel Auction. Of red-brownish jade with light and dark brown discolourations and calcifications, with five registers and stylized faces. Provenance: From the Zeileis collection, assembled in the 1980s and 90s. Published in: Friedrich Georg Zeileis, 'Ausgewählte Chinesische Jade aus sieben Jahrtausenden', Gallspach, 1994, no. 30, pp.... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2023

Highlights of Archaic Jade from a British family sold at Bonhams London, Fine Chinese Art, 18 May 2023

Lot 17. The property of a British family. An archaic jade 'bird' plaque, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 4.5cm long. Sold for £239,700 (Estimate £8,000 - £12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2023 The flat stone worked in the form of a plumed bird in profile, the head with circular eyes above downward-curving beak, the body finely detailed with geometric designs and curling plumes behind its head, back and tail, the stone an even pale green tone with beige inclusions. Provenance: Idemitsu... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2023

The Guennol imperially-inscribed archaic jade axe-adze, Neolithic period, 'Shi Quan Lao Ren Wan Yu' seal mark and period of Qian

Lot 524. The Guennol imperially-inscribed archaic jade axe-adze, Neolithic period, 'Shi Quan Lao Ren Wan Yu' seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Length 4⅝ in., 11.7 cm. Lot Sold 60,960 USD (Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD). © 2023 Sotheby's inscribed to one side of the handle with a six-character seal mark reading shi quan lao ren wan yu (jade for the enjoyment of The Elder with Ten Accomplishments). Property from the Collection of Robin Bradley Martin... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2023

Jar with Spiral Designs, Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Majiayao phase (3300-2650 BC)

  Jar with Spiral Designs, Northwest China, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Majiayao phase (3300-2650 BC). Earthenware with slip-painted decoration. Diameter: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.); Overall: 45.2 cm (17 13/16 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Donna S. and James S. Reid, Jr. in honor of Dr. Ju-hsi Chou 2004.64. This jar is a spectacular example of painted pottery from the Majiayao culture, one of the regional cultures of prehistoric China. Its geometric patterns are probably abstract symbols transformed from a... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2023

An archaic jade blade, Neolithic period

Lot 3017. An archaic jade blade, Neolithic period; 20 cm. Lot sold: 52,920 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. Provenance: Gujin Ge Gallery, Hong Kong, acquired before 1987. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 19 January 2023 
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